What’s new in Indigenous Watchdog? Updates as of Dec. 2, 2022.


Calls to Action (C2A) Status: Dec. 2, 2022

Not StartedStalledIn ProgressComplete
15214711
16%22.3%50.0%11.7%
StatusLegacy Calls to Action
(1-42) + 50-52, 62-65
Reconciliation Calls to Action
(43-94)
Not Started2, 6, 9, 26, 34, 42, 51, 52, 6445, 46, 47, 55, 56, 89
Stalled8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 32, 4158, 62, 71, 77, 78, 87, 92, 93
Complete13, 1549, 59, 68, 70, 80, 83, 84, 85, 94
Legacy Calls to Action include “Equity for Aboriginal People in the Legal System” (50-52) and “Education for Reconciliation (62-65) in order to keep all “Justice” and “Education” Calls to Action in one location

See also “Perspectives” post for a complete 6-page colour-coded document summarizing all 94 Calls to Action

Indigenous Watchdog Updates

They following presents a year-to-date statistical snapshot of stakeholder actions across ALL themes that are either advancing reconciliation (Legacy and Reconciliation C2As and Government Commitments) or creating roadblocks (Current Problems)

Section20202021Feb. 11, 2022May 13, 2022July 4, 2022Aug. 20, 2022Oct. 16, 2022Dec. 2, 2022YTD
Current Reality26477129610448
Current Problems189213154440425468263
Legacy C2As96159202719223455177
Reconciliation C2As558882021191827113
Govt. Commitments864111241
Total366507501119593127166642
Other Issues81113161664
Indigenous Success Stories1713914962

Notes:

  • Current Reality includes ALL 94 Calls to Action
  • Legacy C2As, Reconciliation C2As and Government Commitments represent positive steps that advance reconciliation
  • Current Problems includes all “Calls to Action” plus “Other Issues” and “Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation. (only includes 1 of 9 CHRT actions in Child Welfare)
  • “Other Issues” presents information on Drinking Water Advisories, Food Insecurity, Urban Commitments to Reconciliation, Housing, Environment and Treaties and Land Claims

New Sections

C2A/ ThemesSectionWhere located
EducationIndigenous IdentityHome Page – Current Problems
C2A # 65SSHRC Funding for Indigenous ProjectsLanding Page – Background Content
Museums & ArchivesYellowhead Institute Cultural CentreHome Page – Background Content
Museums & ArchivesDigitized Witness BlanketHome Page – Background Content
Missing ChildrenDigitized Witness BlanketHome Page – Background Content
Missing ChildrenChallenges for Special InterlocutorHome Page – Current Problems

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

JurisdictionDateIndigenous GroupActions and/or Commitments
BCOct. 18FNTahltan Central Government, BC take steps to develop wildlife stewardship in Tahltan territory
BCOct. 21FN3Nations, BC regional partnership renewed, strengthened
NBOct. 25FNIndigenous commitments from Speech from the Throne
NU, NL
PQ, NT
Oct. 28InuitGovernor-General Mary Simon unveils a highly personal coat-of-arms inspired by her heritage and commitment to reconciliation
FederalOct. 27FN, Métis, InuitMPs back motion calling on governments to recognize residential schools program as genocide
AlbertaNov. 13FN, MétisWorking with Indigenous leaders to improve public safety
MBNov. 15FN, MétisPremier Heather Stefanson Speech from the Throne unveils plan to fight violent crime, strengthen health care, grow economy and help Manitobans
FederalNov. 15FNFirst Nations Governance and federal representatives come together at Ontario Joint Gathering in Toronto
FederalNov. 16MétisStatement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day
BCNov. 18FNDavid Ely sworn in as premier at Musqueam Community Centre as a sign of reconciliation
NUNov. 28InuitNunavut Planning Commission concludes final public hearings on historic Land Use Plan
BCNov. 29FNBC Cabinet and First Nations’ leadership gather for important conversations
Federal, MBNov. 30FNAMC, SCO, MKO and AFN Regional Office respond to meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

Home Page – Current Problems in Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Update to First Nations” and “Inuit”
Oct. 31, 2022: Canada’s attempts to change the Indian Act without adequate consultation must stop
Update to “First Nations”
SKOct. 27, 2022: Saskatchewan Office of the Treaty Commissioner says Throne Speech offends treaty rights
NSOct. 31, 2022: Canada’s attempts to change the Indian Act without adequate consultation must stop!
SKNov. 2, 2011: First Nations leaders push back against ‘Saskatchewan First Act’ tabled by government
BCNov. 9, 2022: BC Assembly of First Nations honours important contributions of Indigenous veterans
BCNov. 15, 2022: Study reveals 99%+ of Indigenous people surveyed in BC have faced discrimination when using their Indian status cards
Fed.Nov. 15, 2022: Indigenous Services Canada did not provide First Nations communities with support to manage emergencies
MBNov. 15 2022: Premier Heather Stefanson unveils plan to fight violent crime, strengthen health care, grow economy and help Manitobans in Speech from the Throne. See “Perspectives” article Nov. 29, 2022: “Manitoba’s Speech from the Throne commits to reconciliation. In actual fact, it doesn’t.”

Legacy Calls to Action

CHILD WELFARE

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Canadian Human Rights Tribunal”
Oct. 25, 2022: Ottawa’s $40B First Nations child welfare deal torpedoed by CHRT
Oct. 25, 2022: Update on CHRT decision in the Final Settlement Agreement on compensation
Oct. 26, 2022: First Nations Leadership Council calls on Canada to reengage with negotiating parties in light of the CHRT’s decision regarding the Final Settlement Agreement
Nov. 18, 2022: AFN hasn’t ruled out court challenge to tribunal’s child welfare decision, regional chief says
Nov. 23, 2022: Canada to seek judicial review of tribunal ruling on child welfare deal
Nov. 24, 2022: ‘Contrary to Reconciliation’: Ottawa sending mixed message about deal to compensate First Nations children, advocate charges
Nov. 25, 2022: Update on Compensation and Long-Term Reform to the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle
Nov. 28, 2022: Update on Compensation and Long-Term Reform to the First Nation Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle
Dec. 2, 2022: Caring Society Briefing: Canada and AFN seek judicial review of the CHRT Letter – Decision on the class action Final Settlement Agreement
Update to “Systemic Racism”
Oct. 21, 2022: Freeman Inquest: ‘Devon’s Principle’ would give Indigenous kids in care a right to return to their community
Oct. 26, 2022: Anishinabek Nation leadership encourage implementation of recommendations in Devon Freeman inquest
Update to “Bill C-92”
Oct. 26, 2022: Indigenous jurisdiction and Bill C-92 at the Supreme Court of Canada
Update to “Governments and Institution Issues”
Nov. 28, 2022: Mother of Cree teen who died in B.C. group home testifies at coroner’s inquest
Cal to Action # 4

Federal government to enact Indigenous Child Welfare legislation

Update to “Bill C-92”: BC
Oct. 19, 2022: BC gives Indigenous groups control over Child Welfare
Nov. 25, 2022: BC passes historic legislation to uphold Indigenous jurisdiction over child welfare
Update to “Bill C-92”: QC
Oct. 24, 2022: Enhanced child services on the way in Kanesatake

EDUCATION

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Systemic Discrimination”
Oct. 18, 2022: How school trustees can lead on reconciliation
NEW SECTION: “Indigenous Identity”
Nov. 3, 2022: Report offers guidance for post-secondary efforts on Indigenous citizenship/membership verification
Call to Action # 11

Federal Government to provide funding to end backlog for First Nations post-secondary education

Update to “Actions and Commitments“: Manitoba
Oct. 14, 2022: New digital resource – Horizon Ecosystem Map – helps Indigenous post-secondary students find supports
Call to Action # 12

Federal, Provincial, Territory governments to develop culturally appropriate early childhood education programs

Update to “Provincial /Territory Commitments to Early Childhood Education (ECE): Manitoba
Nov. 14, 2022: Manitoba Government partners to create 1,200 new child-care spaces in rural communities over the next year
Update to “Provincial /Territory Commitments to Early Childhood Education (ECE): Ontario
Nov. 22, 2022: Centennial College launches early childhood education program for Indigenous learners

EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION

Call to Action # 62

Federal, Provincial, Territory governments consultation on Indigenous Education reform: curriculum content, funding

Update to “Mandatory Govt. K-12 Commitments to Indigenous Curriculum”: Prince Edward Island
Nov. 9, 2022: PEI and First Nations sign Treaty Education MOU
Update to “Mandatory Govt. K-12 Commitments to Indigenous Curriculum”: Manitoba
Nov. 13, 2022: Manitoba Government establishes Education Council
Update to “Indigenous Post-Secondary Institutes”
Nov. 17, 2022: How Indigenous Institutes are reclaiming education? Macleans
Call to Action # 65
Update to “First Nations Information Governance Centre“: Ontario
Oct. 21, 2022: First Nations Labour and Employment Development People’s Report 2018-2020: Ontario
Update to: “National Inuit Strategy on Research
Nov. 2, 2022: Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce new research network to address health priorities of Inuit in Canada
NEW SECTION: SSHRC Funding for Indigenous Projects
Nov. 23, 2022: The Government of Canada and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation launch a new funding opportunity to support Reconciliation Network in response to C2A # 65
Background Content: Update to “Indigenous Education Resources”: Ontario
Nov. 7, 2022: Anishinabek Nation kicks off Treaties Recognition Week with new secondary school public education resource

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Inuktitut Language Issues”
Oct. 20, 2022: Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) calls on Government of Canada and Nunavut to increase their efforts to strengthen Inuktuk in Nunavut territory
Update to “Inuktitut Language Issues”
Nov. 7, 2022: MLA concerned about delivery of Inuit language proficiency test
Call to Action # 17

Federal, Provincial, Territory Government commitments to develop culturally appropriate early childhood education programs

Update to “Why Stalled?”
Nov. 17, 2022: Added “BC and Manitoba currently have bills in process”
Update to: “Government Response to Reclaiming Indigenous Names”
Nov. 17, 2022: Manitoba Bill would help ensure birth certificates reflect Indigenous names

HEALTH

Home Page – Current Problems
Problems with “Systemic Racism”
ManitobaNov. 2“Pandemic of Suffering”: Manitoba Chiefs press governments to fund regional hospital
ManitobaNov. 7Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls on Manitoba to allocate more money to healthcare after the Canadian Institute for Health Information states Manitoba has the third lowest healthcare spending in the country
AlbertaNov. 3Cree woman suing Edmonton hospital for “failing to provide medical care” in birth of her daughter
ManitobaNov. 2Northern health leader says language test is a barrier to Indigenous nurses
OntarioNov. 17Medical advice should’nt be different for Indigenous kids
QuébecNov. 24Publication of a research report on free and informed consent and imposed sterilization among First Nations and Inuit women in Québec
Update to “Ongoing Health Crisis”
Nov. 24, 2022: “The impact of Inaction”: New publication reveals not all Canada is on track to meet global Hepatitis C Elimination Goal
to “Ongoind Healt Issues_
Call to Action # 18

Federal, Provincial, Territory Governments recognize and implement healhcare rights of Indigenous people

JurisdictionDateAction and/or Commitment
BCDec. 1Province provides update on work addressing racism in BC
Nova ScotiaNov. 28Province seeks feedback on racism, discrimination in healthcare
ManitobaNov. 25Federal investment supporting First Nations-led health services and community safety in northern Manitoba
AlbertaNov. 23Growing 211s mental health and addiction support capacity
YukonNov. 23Putting People First Annual Report”: Yukon plans for reconciliation in health and social services
QuébecNov. 1Québec initiative is helping fund Indigenous women’s research while contributing to Joyce’s Principle (University “Joyce Echaquan scholarship”)
Call to Action # 19

Federal, Provincial, Territory Governments to establish measurable goals to identify and close health gaps

Update to “Research investments in Indigenous Health”: Federal
Nov. 2, 2022: Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami announce new research network to address health priorities of Inuit in Canada
Call to Action # 21

Federal Government to provide ongoing funding for existing and new Aboriginal Healing Centres

Update to “Investments in Indigenous Healing Centres: BC
Nov. 4, 2022: People in Williams Lake receive improved access to First Nations-led primary care
Update to”: “Investments in Indigenous Healing Centres: Nunavut
Nov. 16, 2022: Canada invests in new Inuit-led community wellness hub in Iqaluit
Update to”: “Investments in Indigenous Healing Centres: Saskatchewan
Nov. 28, 2022: Trudeau commits $62.5M to Indigenous safety, healing projects in James Smith Cree Nation
Call to Action # 23

All levels of governments to increase hiring and retention of Indigenous healthcare workers

Update to “Commitment to Aboriginal Health Care Workers: Saskatchewan
Oct. 24, 2022: Saskatchewan’s Health Human Resources Action Plan is seeing success
Update to “Commitment to Aboriginal Health Care Workers: Nova Scotia
Oct. 26, 2022: New Practical Nursing Program will train 30 L’Nu students

JUSTICE

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Systemic Racism“: Manitoba
Dec. 2, 2022: Alleged Winnipeg serial killer Jeremy Skibicki’s case will go straight to trial, without preliminary hearing
Update to “Systemic Racism”: Saskatchewan
Nov.24, 2022: ‘We’re survivors’: Quewezance sisters reunite at Saskatchewan court
Update to “Systemic Racism”: Manitoba
Nov. 13, 2022: Manitoba Government leader statement on the anniversary of the death of Helen Betty Osborne
Nov. 22, 2022: Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) launches new survey seeking citizen input on reforming justice system
Update to “Systemic Racism in Policing”: Newfoundland and Labrador
Oct. 19, 2022: Newfoundland and Labrador police force admits systemic racism, commits to improving
Update to “Systemic Racism in Policing”: OPP
Oct. 28, 2022: Gull Bay First Nation complaints of anti-indigenous racism by the OPP – Armstrong Detachment go unanswered by OPP Commissioner
Update to “Systemic Racism in the RCMP”
Nov. 6, 2022: A video allegedly showed an RCMP officer sexually harassing an indigenous teen. Then it went missing. Inside allegations of misconduct and cover-up in Canada’s national police force
Update to “Systemic Racism in Policing“: Saskatchewan
Nov. 6, 2022: First Nations leaders question new Saskatchewan Marshal’s Service amid calls for better policing
Update to “Legislative Issues”
Oct. 21, 2022: Healing Lodges help reduce Indigenous overincarceration. Why has Canada allowed them to wither?
Update to “Targeted Indigenous Groups”: Manitoba
Oct. 23, 2022: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs raises concerns over the early morning eviction of “Every Child Matters” encampment
Update to “Legislative and Institutional Barriers”: Federal
Nov. 1, 2022: Federal Prison watchdog sounds alarm over treatment of Indigenous inmates
Update to “Supreme Court”
Oct. 20, 2022: Supreme Court will not hear St. Anne’s residential school survivors
Update to “Supreme Court”
Nov. 4, 2022: Native Women’s Association of Canada says Supreme Court decision undermines Gladue framework and perpetuates over-incarceration of Indigenous women
Update to “Court Challenges”: Saskatchewan
Nov. 10, 2022: Saskatchewan Justice Department seeks to muzzle media in Saulteaux sister’s case
Call to Action # 29

Federal Government and Parties to the Settlement Agreement to reach agreements with those excluded from the TRC process

Update to “Settlements for Parties Excluded from the IRSSA”: Indian Day Schools
Oct. 5, 2022: Individuals who attended Federal IRS as Day Scholars can apply for a $10,000 compensation payment
Update to “Settlements for Parties Excluded from the IRSSA”: Ste. Annes. Residential School
Oct. 20, 2022: Supreme Court will not hear St. Anne’s residential school survivors
Call to Action # 35

Federal Government to eliminate barriers to creation of new Aboriginal healing lodges

Update to “Healing Lodges in Canada”
Oct. 21, 2022: Healing Lodges help reduce Indigenous overincarceration. Why has Canada allowed them to wither?
Call to Action # 41

Federal Government to appoint a public inquiry into MMIWG

Fed, YTOct. 14Government of Canada to fund crisis hotlines responding to gender-based violence in Yukon
Fed, MBOct. 17Government of Canada announces $8.4M in funding for Ka Ni Kanichihk, Velma’s House and other Indigenous women’s organizations in Manitoba
MBOct. 24After decades of work by community activists, Winnipeg is finally receiving funding for a 24/7 shelter
MBOct. 26Legislation introduced to assist in missing persons cases
NTNov. 7Government of the Northwest Territories finalizes action plan in response to Calls for Justice in MMIWG and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples
NSNov. 9Nova Scotia joins National Action Plan to end gender-based violence
FedNov. 9National Action Plan to end gender-based violence a significant step towards gender equality
SKNov. 15Saskatchewan supports National Action Plan to end gender-based violence
ONNov. 25Chiefs of Ontario statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against gender-based violence
Call to Action # 42

Federal, Provincial, Territory Governments to commit to recognize and implement Aboriginal Justice Systems

Update to “AFN-Canada MOU on Joint Priorities: Policing”: Saskatchewan
Oct. 17, 2022: Government of Saskatchewan, Canada and Prince Albert affirm commitment to public safety
Update to “AFN-Canada MOU on Joint Priorities: Policing”
Oct. 19, 2022: ‘Long Overdue’: First Nations Chiefs respond to plan to expand Indigenous policing
Update to “AFN-Canada MOU on Joint Priorities: Policing”: Ontario
Nov. 25, 2022: Ontario helping modernize First Nations policing
Update to “AFN-Canada MOU on Joint Priorities: Policing”: Federal, Saskatchewan
Nov. 28, 2022: Trudeau commits $62.5M to Indigenous safety, healing projects in James Smith Cree Nation
Update to “AFN-Canada MOU on Joint Priorities: Policing”: Nunavut
Nov. 8, 2022: Indigenous policing program to expand to Nunavut

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Call to Action # 43

All levels of government to fully adopt and implement UNDRIP as the framework for reconciliation

Update to “Government Commitments to UNDRIP”: BC
Oct. 19, 2022: Vancouver Task Force Indigenous Rights releases report for City Council
Oct. 20, 2022: Vancouver’s UNDRIP Strategy with First Nations first of its kind in Canada
Update to “Government Commitments to UNDRIP: BC
Oct. 24, 2022: New guidance on legislation supports Indigenous rights

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR RECONCILIATION (NCR)

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Indigenous Responses to Bill C-29”
Oct. 17, 2022: ‘Very paternalistic’: National Chief voices concern with proposed Reconciliation Council
Update to “Indigenous Responses to Bill C-29”
Oct.17, 2022: Native Women’s Association of Canada wants nomination of Board Members to Reconciliation Council to be legislated: Calls for re-write of Bill C-29
Call to Action # 55

All levels of government to provide Annual Reports to NCR to track progress towards reconciliation

Update to “First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC)”
Oct. 21, 2022: First Nations Labour and Employment Development People’s Report 2018-2020 released by FNIGC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

Call to Action # 57

All levels of government to provide education to civil servants on Indigenous issues, history, treaties

Update to: “Government Commitments to Hiring Indigenous workers“: Northwest Territories
Nov. 16, 2022: Province to boost Indigenous representation in new employment plan

MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES

Home Page – Background Content
NEW SECTION: “Digitized Witness Blanket”
Sept. 29, 2022: Digitized Witness Blanket invites more Canadians to bear witness to powerful legacy of residential schools
NEW SECTION: Yellowhead Institute Cultural Centre
Nov. 3, 2022: Introducing the Yellowhead Cultural Centre whose focus is “primarily on industry-leading digital curation and collections
Call to Action # 67

Federal Government and Canadian Museums Association to provide funds for national review of museum policies and best practices

Update to “Moved to Action: Activating UNDRIP in Museums”
Oct. 14, 2022: Canadian Museums Association: Pre-Budget consultations for 2023 Budget
Call to Action # 68

Federal Government and Canadian Museums Association to establish a reconciliation funding program to commemorate Canada 150

Update to “Provincial Heritage Commitments”: BC
Nov. 14, 2022: The First Peoples’ Cultural Council delivers $5.4M for First Nations heritage infrastructure
Call to Action # 69

Library and Archives Canada to fully adopt and implement UNDRIP, ensure records access, add resources

Update to “Enforcement of the CFLA-FCAB TRC Report
Sept. 29, 2022: Canadian Federation of Library Associations calls for the release of all outstanding residential school records

MISSING CHILDREN AND BURIAL INFORMATION

Home Page – Current Reality
Oct. 14, 2022: Added details to “Sites of Unmarked Graves….” Table
Nov. 9, 2022: Government of Canada to invest $28.5M over 5 years to support National Residential School Death Register, the online National Cemetery Register and the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Home Page – Background Content
NEW SECTION: Digitized Witness Blanket”
Sept. 29, 2022: “Digitized Witness Blanket” invites more Canadians to bear witness to the painful legacy of residential schools
Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Discoveries of Unmarked Graves at Residential Schools”
Oct. 14, 2022: RCMP investigate after search of western Manitoba residential school site discovers possible unmarked graves
NEW SECTION: Challenges for Special Interlocutor
Oct. 30, 2022: Seeking justice for missing children and unmarked graves has uncovered ‘larger’ concerns, special interlocutor says
Call to Action # 72

Federal Government to develop a National Residential School Death Register

Update “Why In Progress?”
Nov. 9, 2022: Government of Canada to invest $28.5M over 5 years to support National Residential School Death Register, the online National Cemetery Register and the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Update to “Actions and Commitments”: Federal
Nov. 9, 2022: National Council for Truth and Reconciliation welcomes funding for Centre’s new permanent home and long term work
Call to Action # 73

Federal Government to establish an online registry of residential school cemeteries

Update to “Why In Progress?”
Nov. 9, 2022: Government of Canada to invest $28.5M over 5 years to support National Residential School Death Register, the online National Cemetery Register and the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Update to “Actions and Commitments: Federal
Nov. 9, 2022: National Council for Truth and Reconciliation welcomes funding for Centre’s new permanent home and long term work
Call to Action # 75

All levels of government to identify, protect and commemorate residential school cemeteries

Update to “Commitment to Residential School Cemeteries”: Ontario
Oct. 21, 2022: First Nations, Governments sign MOU for “Bringing Our Children Home” initiative
Update to “Commitment to Residential School Cemeteries”: NT
Oct. 26, 2022: Government of Northwest Territories releases report on the history of NWT education facilities including residential schools, day schools and residences
Call to Action # 76

All levels of Government to commit to Indigenous residential school cemeteries principles and protocols

Update to “National Framework for Reconciliation”
Nov. 29, 2022: ISN Maskwa and Narratives inc. partner on residential schools investigation

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION (NCTR)

Home Page – Current Reality
Nov. 9, 2022: NCTR welcomes $60M in federal funding in support of a new permanent home
Nov. 9, 2022: Government of Canada to invest $28.5M over 5 years to support National Residential School Death Register, the online National Cemetery Register and the National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
Home Page – Current Problems
Update to: “Residential School Records”
Sept. 29, 2022: Canadian Federation of Library Associations calls for the release of all outstanding residential school records
Call to Action # 78

Federal Government to commit $10M funding for NCTR + $10M for communities to research and produce their own history

Update to “Why Stalled?”
Nov. 9, 2022: NCTR welcomes funding for Canada’s new permanent home and long term work

COMMEMORATION

Call to Action # 79

Federal Government and Canadian Heritage to develop reconciliation framework for Canadian heritage and commemoration

Update to ‘Historic Sites and Monuments Act: Reconciliation: NL
Nov. 4, 2022: Project commemorates the 260th anniversary of the death of Demasduit, one of the last Beothuk’s

SPORTS AND RECONCILIATION

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to: Indigenous-led Olympic Bid
Oct. 28, 2022: BC’s decision to not support 2030 Olympic bid is a blow to reconciliation, First Nations say

BUSINESS AND RECONCILIATION

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Legislative and Institutional Barriers”: Manitoba
Oct. 14, 2022: The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls out Manitoba over a meagre Indigenous Economic Development Fund for InterLake Outlook Channel Project
Update to “Legislative and Institutional Barriers”: Québec
Oct. 8, 2022: Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador (AFNQL) do not want a Super Minister of the Economy
Update to “Individual Business Issues”: Coastal GasLink
Oct. 23, 2022: Coastal GasLink in hot water over pipeline environmental violations
Update to “Individual Business Issues”: Baffinland
Nov. 17, 2022: NTI welcomes the Federal Government’s decision on Baffinland Phase 2 Proposal
Update to “Duty to Consult”
Nov. 17, 2022: Kahkewistahaw First Nation says MOSAIC has shirked Duty to Consult while updating Potash mine in Saskatchewan
Background Content: Update to “Indigenous-led Initiatives
Nov. 10, 2022: AFOA Canada launches new certified program aimed at closing the infrastructure gap facing Indigenous communities
Call to Action # 92

Corporate Canada to adopt UNDRIP as a reconciliation framework, apply to policy and operations

Home Page – Background Content
Update to “Indigenous-led Initiatives”: First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB)
Nov. 24, 2022: Launch of Roadmap: a pathway toward economic reconciliation
CompanyDateUpdate to “Individual Business Initiatives”
DenisonOct. 20Denison announces Exploration Agreement with the Ya’ Thi Néné Lands and Resource Office, the Athabaska Nations and Communities of the Nuhenéné
CIMA+Oct. 28CIMA+ proudly announces implementation of its “Reconciliation Action Plan
SNC -LavelinNov. 22Indigenous E3: an SNC – Lavelin Partnership to support Indigenous socio-economic development in Canada
TELUSNov. 22TELUS launches fourth annual Indigenous Reconciliation and Connectivity Report
Fortune BayNov. 29Fortune bay announces Agreement with Ya’ Thi Néné Lands and Resources Office, Athabaska Nations and Communities
OPGNov. 21Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on track for 2022 Reconciliation Action Plan goals
JurisdictionDateUpdates to “Government Programs”
ManitobaOct. 13Look North’, promoting economic development and tourism in northern Manitoba“, a priority for Premier Heather Stefanson
OntarioOct. 18Ontario boosting economic development opportunities in Indigenous communities
FederalOct. 20Government of Canada announces new partnership with Native Women’s Association of Canada to create at least 4,000 apprenticeships across Canada
Northwest
Territories
Nov. 14Government of Northwest Territories releases workplace for procurement improvements
SaskatchewanNov. 30Accelerated Site Closure Program sees success for First Nations, Métis Contractors

Other Issues

URBAN COMMITMENTS TO RECONCILIATION

Home Page – Background Content
Update to: “Urban Resources”
Nov. 3, 2022: Policy Forum releases “Establishing an Urban Presence – Property Tax Challenges and Opportunities
Update to: “Individual Municipal Initiatives”: Vancouver
Oct. 19, 2022: Vancouver Task Force on Indigenous Rights releases report for City Council
Oct. 20, 2022: Vancouver’s UNDRIP Strategy with First Nations first of its kind in Canada
Update to: “Government Programs”: Federal
Oct. 27, 2022: Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax to receive $28.8M in federal investment to support expansion
Update to “Individual Municipal Commitments”: Toronto
Nov. 10, 2022: Mayor of Toronto apologizes to the Métis people for its role in the Northwest Resistance of 1885
Update to “Individual Municipal Commitments”: Toronto
Nov. 13, 2022: Tungasuvvingat Inuit Toronto celebrates centre opening with country foods, custom artwork
Update to “Individual Municipal Commitments”: Brighton
Nov. 18, 2022: Alderville First Nation Chief thanks Brighton mayor for “building bridges with us”

HOUSING

Home Page – Background Content
Update to “Federal Budgets”
Oct. 28, 2022: Infrastructure funding will advance self-determination for Yukon First Nations
Update to ‘Homelessness”: Manitoba
Oct. 31, 2022: Manitoba government announces initiatives to improve community safety and wellness across the province
Update to ‘Homelessness”: Newfoundland and Labrador
Nov. 2, 2022: Provincial government working with community partners to support vulnerable populations and public safety

DRINKING WATER ADVISORIES

HOME PAGE – CURRENT REALITY
Update “Infographic” and “DWA Update” Table
Oct. 12, 2022: As of Oct. 12, 2022, 136 Long-Term Advisories lifted since 2015, 31 long-term advisories in effect in 27 communities for an 82% completion rate

SUICIDE PREVENTION

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Suicide States of Emergency”: Saskatchewan
Nov. 1, 2022: Results of First Nations Suicide Study shows needs for improvement, offers hope for change

ENVIRONMENT

Home Page – Current Problems
Update to “Environmental Impacts”: BC
Oct. 23, 2022: Coastal GasLink in hot water over pipeline environmental violations
Update to “Environmental Impacts”: BC
Oct. 21, 2022: First Nations angered by delays in joint probe of cross-border contamination from coal mines
Update to “Environmental Impacts”: Ontario
Oct. 25, 2022: Federal government moving closer to funding Ring of Fire mining roads: document
Update to “Environmental Impacts”: BC
Nov. 2, 2022: Tensions rise as Coastal GasLink blasts a creek near a Wet’suwet’en camp
Update to “Climate Change”
Nov. 21, 2022: World leaders must come out of their bubbles and hear other voices – especially Indigenous women in climate change debates
Update to “Climate Change”
Nov. 23, 2022: Carbon Trading: A Tool for Reconciliation or Colonization? (Canada’s National Observer)
Update to: Forest Management”: Ontario
Dec. 2, 2022: Grassy Narrows just secured a ‘major landmark’ – 20 years after its logging blockade began
Update to “Specific Industry Environmental Issues”: Muskrat Falls
Nov. 22, 2022: Standing Committee on Public Accounts to hold Public Hearing on Auditor-General’s Report on physical mitigation of Muskrat Falls Reservoir Wetlands
Home Page – Background Content
Update to “Indigenous Leadership Initiative: Guardians
Nov. 17, 2022: Indigenous Guardian Program brings hope, sovereignty to Manitoba’s last undammed river
Update to “Indigenous Circle of Experts”
Nov. 8, 2022: West Coast First Nations, feds reach tentative understanding on vast offshore region

TREATIES AND LAND CLAIMS

Home Page – Current Problems
JurisdictionDateUpdate to “Aboriginal Rights and Title”
SaskatchewanOct. 27Saskatchewan Office of the Treaty Commissioner says throne speech offends treaty rights
SaskatchewanNov. 2First Nations leaders push back against “Saskatchewan First Act” tabled by government
OntarioNov. 17Matawa chiefs push back against U.S. military agenda in Ring of Fire
BCNov. 1525 years after the Delgamuukw case, the fight for land is more contentious than ever
OntarioNov. 23Chiefs of Ontario and First Nations oppose Bill 23 – More Homes Built Faster Act
Update to “Land Claims”
Nov. 8, 2022: Robinson-Huron Treaty annuities case: Ontario seeks stay, lawyer
Update to “Land Claims”
Nov. 8, 2022: Canada and Fox Lake Cree Nation mark key step toward reconciliation and renewed Nation-to-Nation relationship
Update to “Duty to Consult”: Newfoundland and Labrador
Nov. 22, 2022: Standing Committee on Public Accounts to hold public hearings on Auditor-General report on physical mitigation of Muskrat Falls Reservoir Wetlands
Update to “Duty to Consult”: Yukon
Nov. 14, 2022: Yukon Liberals spike NDP bill that would have required First Nations consent over oil and gas development
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Update to “First Nations Land Management Regime”
Nov. 8, 2022: Land Advisory Board supports introduction of the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management Act
Update to “Specific Claims”: Federal
Nov. 7, 2022: Update on AFN – Canada Specific Claims Co-Development process
Update to “Special Claims”: Federal
Nov. 5, 2022: Co-development of new independent centre for Special Claims to get under way

INDIGENOUS SUCCESS STORIES

Theme2022Indigenous
Group
Comment
Treaties & Land ClaimsOct. 11First NationsWhitecap Dakota First Nation votes to become first self-governing Indigenous nation in Saskatchewan
Treaties and Land ClaimsOct. 25First NationsBlueberry First Nation launches new resource business in BC north
Child WelfareOct. 31First NationsSherry Gott of Sapotaweyak First Nation, Manitoba’s new Advocate for Children and Youth, “says more work needs to be done”
Business & ReconciliationOct. 27First NationsTabatha Bull named Ontario Chamber of Commerce CEO of the Year Award recipient
Drinking Water AdvisoriesNov. 7First NationsAtlantic First Nations Water Authority makes history as first Indigenous Water Utility
EnvironmentNov. 8First NationsWest Coast First Nation, feds reach tentative understanding on vast offshore region
Treaties and Land ClaimsNov. 16MétisLouis Riel is a time to celebrate Métis culture and perseverance
Sports and ReconciliationNov. 25First NationsJustina Di Stasio recipient of 2022 Canadian Commonwealth Sports Award
JusticeDec. 1First NationsMichelle O’Bonsawin, newest member of the Supreme Court of Canada: ” I’m not a token Indigenous judge

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